Most people use tablets these days for their everyday tasks, including paying bills, updating Cox cable, and grocery shopping. It’s easier than smartphones and more convenient than laptops. Therefore, most software and operating systems are now made compatible with tablets. This includes Microsoft, too. 

The company has previously attempted to create Windows versions specifically for tablets. However, the Windows 11 is by far their best product for this particular gadget. Regardless, some people still need help with getting used to it. For them, some easy tips and tricks will make Windows 11 more user-friendly on a tablet. 

5 Ways to Make Windows 11 Easier to Use on A Tablet

Windows 11 is by far the most tablet-friendly version by Microsoft. It is pretty easy and straightforward to navigate on its own, but users can make it even easier through the following tips:

#1. Adjust the Scale 

Since tablet screens are much smaller compared to laptops and desktop computers, people have a hard time looking at fonts and reading text. It is especially true for those who have weak eyesight or have to spend hours on the gadget. After all, it’s not easy to squint continuously for hours trying to read notes and assignments. Thus, scaling the interface is a great tip to ensure a better experience and make Windows 11 more user-friendly for tablets. Increase the size of screen elements, like buttons and menus, to make navigation easier. Here’s how to do it: 

  • Open Settings. 
  • Click on System.
  • Select Display and then Scale. 
  • Choose a scale from the various options available to you. You can also create a customized scale by entering values between 100 and 500%. The higher the value, the larger the objects on the tablet screen. 

#2. Rotation Lock

Rotation features are an excellent help for phones and tablets. They readjust the orientation of a screen based on the user’s movement, and most people enjoy this convenience. Usually, they leave these on for automation and ease of use. However, this automatic shift between portrait and landscape mode can be annoying when using tablets for reading or working. In these cases, it might help to turn this feature off. As a result, the screen orientation stays fixed and does not move unless the user wants it to. This particular facility is called a Rotation Lock, and turning on this feature is easy on Windows 11: 

  • Open Settings. 
  • Choose Display.
  • Switch on the Rotation Lock. 
  • If users want to set the orientation specifically according to their liking, they can do so through Display Orientation. 

#3. Use Gestures

Gestures and hand movements are another great way to improve the usability of any gadget. Windows 11 also supports plenty of simple, easy gestures and make the user experience a lot smoother. For example, swiping three fingers downward hides application windows and opens the desktop, while swiping three fingers upward brings the windows back. Swiping right or left with the same three fingers helps users switch between the most recent two programs. Users can also use hand movements to move between virtual desktops. For example, pressing and holding four fingers on the screen will shrink the current desktop. Swiping right or left while keeping the fingers down allows switching between desktops. 

#4. Use A Stylus

Some users find it much more convenient to use a stylus instead of fingers. Apart from preventing fatigue of finger muscles, using this pencil-like device allows more precision and makes navigation easier. Drawing, writing, highlighting texts, moving icons, and completing tasks that require precise movements become much easier with a stylus. Lucky for these users, Windows 11 also supports using it as an input device. To connect the stylus with the tablet, follow these steps: 

  • Open Settings. 
  • Select Bluetooth & Devices. 
  • Click on Devices and enable a stylus.

#5. Trackpads and Virtual Keyboards

Since users don’t have a keyboard attached to their tablets, when using Windows 11, they will notice an on-screen keyboard that automatically shows up when they have to enter any text whatsoever. Apart from the automatic feature, users can also manually bring the keyboard up when they want by tapping on the respective (keyboard) icon along the side of the taskbar. To ensure that this feature stays visible at all times: 

  • Open Settings.
  • Click on Personalization.
  • Select Taskbar. 
  • Click on Taskbar Corner Icons. 
  • Users will see an option to choose between Attach Keyboard and A Virtual Touchpad. They can select the one they want to show up on their taskbar. 


Windows 11 itself has a very user-friendly design. However, changing some things manually can help people make the most out of this operating system and enhance their experience even more. The tips and features mentioned above will ensure that everyone can personalize it as much as possible and use Windows 11 easily on their tablets!